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Southwark Labour will bring superfast broadband to Rotherhithe

26 March 2014
Southwark Labour has pledged to bring superfast broadband to Rotherhithe to tackle the unacceptably slow broadband speeds in the area. Labour Leader of Southwark council Peter John has met with BT to discuss how fibre optic broadband can be delivered for local residents in Rotherhithe, following discussions with Labour’s Rotherhithe candidates Stephanie Cryan, Kath Whittam and Bill Williams, who have been speaking to local residents about the issue.

The lack of a reliable, fast internet service in Rotherhithe causes real difficulty for residents who need access the internet for their daily lives and work. It also excludes residents and small businesses from accessing the increasing number of services which are only available online.

Labour Leader Peter John said:

“Unacceptably slow broadband speeds in Rotherhithe are one of the most frustrating issues faced by people in the area, so I’m delighted to announce that Southwark Labour will work with broadband providers to bring superfast broadband to Rotherhithe.

“The government has promised that 95% of premises in the UK will have access to superfast broadband by 2017 and it is unacceptable that areas like Rotherhithe have so far been left out. I will continue to push broadband providers to take action and the next Labour administration will ensure that residents in Rotherhithe have access to superfast broadband.”


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